Win some great prizes
(and learn new tricks)
in the 2006 O'Reilly
This contest is open to anyone and everyone in the United States* who shoots photographs and manipulates them with Photoshop. Not only can you win Adobe Creative Suite 2, an Epson Stylus Photo printer, and other cool prizes, but you'll also quickly expand your knowledge of Photoshop with easy-to-follow recipes from the O'Reilly Photoshop Cookbooks. And we've lined up judges from the industry's A-list — here's a chance to get your work in front of experts like Mikkel Aaland, Bert Monroy, Deke McClelland, Katrin Eismann, Vincent Versace, Eddie Tapp, John Beardsworth, and the glitterguru, among others.
Just take up to 3 of your own photos and manipulate them with Adobe Photoshop, using recipes from any of the 5 O'Reilly Photoshop Cookbooks below.
Starting with an original photograph, choose an appropriate recipe (or two) and cook up a masterpiece, adapting the recipes as necessary for your creative vision. Then use our online entry form to tell us which recipe(s) you used, and submit both your original, unmanipulated digital image and the "cooked" image you've created. The submission process is a snap, and anyone over the age of 14 can enter.
PLEASE NOTE: Although judging will be done using low-resolution files (72 ppi jpg format, no larger than 1.5MB), all "cooked" images must be created as high-resolution .tif or PDF files (minimum size: 11x14 inches at 300ppi). Winners will be required to provide us with high-resolution versions of the winning images.
No purchase necessary.
Sample recipes (PDF format) from the books are available online:
Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital Photographers
Motion Blurring and Removing Skin Blemishes & Wrinkles
Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook
The Impressionist Landscape
Photoshop Filter Effects Encyclopedia
Crosshatch Brush Strokes & Stylize Trace Contour
Photoshop Photo Effects Cookbook
Watercolor Graphic Art Effects
Photoshop Blending Modes Cookbook for Digital Photographers
Ultrawide Sharpening & Vibrant Mix
A few additional recipes (PDF format) are also available for download.
Many of the industry's leading Photoshop experts will be judging the Cook-off—Bert Monroy, Deke McClelland, Mikkel Aaland, Katrin Eismann, Vincent Versace, Eddie Tapp, John Beardsworth, and the glitterguru, among others. Don't miss this unique opportunity to dazzle them all with your unique creative vision! View list.
*Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. See official rules for details.